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Funny timing I just bought 4 of the Wavian green NATO "water" cans with appropriate working spouts. It forced me down the EPA/CARB rabbit hole. Until I read up I didn't know there was such a thing as illegal gas can colors. Who knew?
 
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Excellent video about an incredibly well engineered product.
I had no idea they were a German design as they were always related to the American army to me.


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I've actually seen this video before, and yes, it's a fascinating story of engineering design and development. So simple, yet so thoroughly thought out.

Three handles on a jerry can: not an accident!



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An incredibly interesting story. Thanks!

Also interesting that this guy who lives on an island with no petrol station can reach the world with his story. The good side of YouTube.




 
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I bought one two years ago. It was new NATO surplus. When Bovington Tank Museum post a photo of the one the British Army captured in France in 1940. It is cool to see how little has changed in 80 years.


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Really a fascinating story. I’ll pick one nit: the provision for air in the can is not so the can will float. The can completely filled with gas and zero air would weigh around 42 pounds and the same volume of water weighs around 46 pounds, thus the gas filled can would float. Rather the air pocket is there to allow for thermal expansion of the liquid in the can without bursting the can.
 
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^I noticed that, too. Still a great video.



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I watched this video a month or so ago.
So impressed that I went on Amazon and found a genuine NATO Jerry Can (in red)--and of course Amazon can't ship it to California. Roll Eyes


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At 40+ pounds full, there is no way I could lift it. That is why I asked about this battery powered pump in the previous thread.

https://www.sportystoolshop.co...l-transfer-pump.html

Has anyone used one of these and did it work as advertised?



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I got mine from Lexington Container without the nozzle. I had a couple older nozzles. If I read their site correctly, it’s the nozzle that has to be carb compliant. They claim 50 state legal with the nozzle.

Of course, I may have misinterpretedSmile
 
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My read says the nozzle has to be compliant as does the color.
 
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At 40+ pounds full, there is no way I could lift it. That is why I asked about this battery powered pump in the previous thread.

https://www.sportystoolshop.co...l-transfer-pump.html

Has anyone used one of these and did it work as advertised?


I know that Wavian makes 2 smaller size cans. 2.6 gallons and 1.3 gallans.

I have a Wavian gas can and its sturdy. Expensive but worth it.



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Saw this on a British Army of The Rhine FB page:




 
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I bought 8 Wavian cans right after the first discussion and have given two away to friends - two green ones in my truck and four red ones in the garage

they're great
 
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I got ahold of one of those inferior, redesigned American versions back in high school. It wasn't in good shape, and I wasn't sure what I had at the time, so it's been sitting on the back porch for about 25 years.

I've been thinking lately that I should get a half dozen of these for camping.


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The term “Jerry” is interesting to me because that’s how my father frequently referred to the Germans after his combat experiences in Europe during World War II. I assume that Jerry was just a slangy corruption of German, but that and “Krauts” were his usual terms for the former enemies. Despite what comic books and similar histories today would have us believe, I don’t recall his ever referring to German forces as “Nazis.”




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From a post some months back, I ordered some Latvian-made NATO Jerry cans from Atlantic British Land Rover parts.


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